3 DIY toothpaste recipes for optimal oral health and hygiene

Keeping your teeth clean is integral to maintaining good oral health. The easiest way to do that is by brushing your teeth twice daily. Many people use toothpaste to do so as it can freshen breath, whiten teeth, prevent oral problems – like halitosis (bad breath) and gum disease – and help with overall teeth cleanliness. However, most store-bought … Continue reading 3 DIY toothpaste recipes for optimal oral health and hygiene

How to use plants to maintain personal hygiene even when SHTF

Soap, shampoo and toothpaste are just some of the products that people use daily to keep themselves clean, yet preppers and survivalists often take these personal hygiene items for granted. Naturally, they’d be too concerned about making it out alive when disaster strikes or when SHTF to think about the importance of such items. But … Continue reading How to use plants to maintain personal hygiene even when SHTF

Prepper must-haves: 14 Ways to use baking soda on your homestead

Baking soda is a must-have in any homesteader’s pantry because it’s used as an ingredient for cakes, cookies and other baked goods. In a pinch, baking soda can also be used to keep your teeth clean and to get rid of bad odors in your drains or trash cans. (h/t to FoodStorageMoms.com) Here are 15 incredible uses for baking … Continue reading Prepper must-haves: 14 Ways to use baking soda on your homestead

Natural relief: 10 Ways to treat dry mouth

Dry mouth occurs when your mouth can’t produce enough saliva. While this isn’t a serious problem, it can be a bothersome symptom. Detailed below are 10 home treatments that can help relieve dry mouth. Stay hydrated If you have dry mouth, be sure you’re drinking enough water every day. Staying hydrated can help prevent the minor dehydration that’s causing … Continue reading Natural relief: 10 Ways to treat dry mouth

Here’s another health benefit of flaxseed: Improved gum health

Periodontitis, also known as gum disease, is a common but preventable disease caused by a bacterial infection. This infection damages the soft tissue of the gums and, if not treated promptly, can cause teeth to fall out. Practicing good oral hygiene is the best way to prevent periodontitis, although there are several risk factors — such as smoking, … Continue reading Here’s another health benefit of flaxseed: Improved gum health

Build a survival dental kit to maintain dental hygiene even when SHTF

Regularly check your supplies before SHTF. Do you have enough food and water for your whole family? What about medical supplies for different minor emergencies? Prepare a survival dental kit so you can take care of your oral health after disaster strikes. (h/t to Survivopedia.com) Learning the basics of oral care means you can maintain your teeth … Continue reading Build a survival dental kit to maintain dental hygiene even when SHTF

Coronavirus masks are killing people, dentists warn

There is a new pandemic sweeping the country and its cause is persistent mask wearing. “Mask mouth,” a play on meth mouth, is spreading like wildfire and dentists are warning that it could have serious consequences, including death. “Gum disease, or periodontal disease, will eventually lead to strokes and an increased risk of heart attacks,” warns Marc Sclafani, … Continue reading Coronavirus masks are killing people, dentists warn

Antioxidants and probiotics for better oral health: Natural remedies for gingivitis

Gingivitis is a common and mild form of gum disease. It typically occurs due to the buildup of plaque on teeth. Gingivitis can be so mild that it may not cause symptoms. But if left untreated, it may eventually progress into a more serious form of gum disease called periodontitis. Gingivitis may also lead to tooth … Continue reading Antioxidants and probiotics for better oral health: Natural remedies for gingivitis

Celebrity dermatologist warns of “maskitis” rash caused by wearing masks

A celebrity dermatologist warned of a skin condition that stems from wearing face masks all day. Skin expert Dr. Dennis Gross said the condition called maskitis manifests as a dry and flaky rash. Gross added that maskitis is often mistaken with maskne, but he noted that symptoms and treatments for the two are different. Maskitis can spread … Continue reading Celebrity dermatologist warns of “maskitis” rash caused by wearing masks

Study on coronavirus mouth infection may explain patients’ loss of taste

The loss of taste and smell is one of the most common and peculiar symptoms of COVID-19. While it’s not rare for viral upper respiratory infections to cause a temporary or even permanent loss of those senses, the symptom is particularly prevalent in COVID-19. Still, little is known about why many COVID-19 patients have it. Now, an international team of … Continue reading Study on coronavirus mouth infection may explain patients’ loss of taste